Cupcake Show #13: Amaretto Cream Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes will be the hit of any celebration!

- Recipe -

 Cake: 

  ● 5 T. butter 

  ● 2/3 cup sugar 

  ● 1 t. almond extract 

  ● 1/2 t. vanilla 

  ● 2 eggs 

  ● 1-1/4 cups flour 

  ● 1-1/2 t. baking powder 

  ● 1/8 t. salt 

  ● 1/2 cup milk 

Frosting: 

  ● 4 T. butter 

  ● 3 cups powdered sugar 

  ● 3 T.  heavy whipping cream 

  ● 3 T. Amaretto 

  ● 1/4 t. almond extract 

Preheat oven to 350˚F. 

Line 12 cupcake wells with paper liners. 

1. In mixer, cream butter & sugar, then add almond & vanilla extract and eggs. Mix well. 

2. In small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt. 

3. Alternate the flour mixture and the milk, beating on a low speed until just combined. Then turn mixer up to medium speed and beat for 1 minute. 

4. Divide batter evenly into the 12 cupcake wells. Bake for 18 minutes. Use a toothpick to check for doneness. 

Frosting: 

1. Beat butter & powdered sugar with whisk attachment.  Mix in cream, Amaretto & almond extract. Scrape down bowl and turn mixer up to medium-high speed & beat for 4 minutes. Frost cupcakes. 

To decorate cupcakes, cut maraschino cherries in half. Use paper towel to absorb moisture on the cherries. Place 1/2 a cherry in the center of the cupcake. Place 5 almond slices around the cherry, making sure to press gently into the frosting. 

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